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CBA’s Executive Banking School Graduates 94
Tuesday morning 94 bankers wrote the final chapter of their journey through CBA’s Executive Banking School. Graduates invested three years and countless hours to their studies as they prepared to become the future leaders of banking. Congratulations to all our graduates including Tony Warden—this year’s recipient of the Tem Wooldridge Award—for his remarkable academic and professional performance. We look forward to watching all our students apply the training they have received to their every day jobs.
To take a look behind the scenes at CBA Executive Banking School, click hereClick here for a list of all our graduates.

2015 Graduates of CBA's Executive Banking School
July 28, 2015

Faculty member, Paul Leventhal, Tony Warden and I Warden is the 2015 recipient of the Tem Wooldridge Award
July 28, 2015

Bank Tax in Highway Trust Fund Bill Falls into Sink Hole
Last week, I reported about the Senate’s attempt to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with a tax on banks. Fortunately, the idea died and the HTF financing was advanced (at least for the next three months) without taxing our membership.
Membership Call: A Congressional Update
With Congress heading out of town for the month, next Monday CBA's Head of Congressional Affairs, Reagan Anderson, will break down all that’s happened on the Hill and what it means for our membership. This member's only call will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015 from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. EST. Mark your calendars and watch your inbox for call-in details.
2016 CBA LIVE Speaker Search
If you are like me, it may feel like CBA LIVE 2015 was just last week. Nevertheless, planning for CBA LIVE 2016 has begun, and we are seeking your input. CBA is in search of dynamic speakers to offer fresh content and innovative ideas. Be sure to share your ideas here.
Member Visit
TD Bank’s Ed Silverman and Ron Lefrancois brought over TD’s newly appointed head of consumer banking, Michael Rhodes, to meet the CBA team. Conversation covered everything from branch evolution to overdraft and the future outlook for the banking industry.
Three Things You Need to Know to Be In the Know:

  1. Is the Banking Industry Living on Borrowed Time?
  2. The Numbers: Janet Yellen’s First 18 Months Running the Fed
  3. Why Are So Many Millennials Still in the Basement?

CBA Welcomes New Associate Member
On behalf of the CBA Team, I’d like to welcome the folks at Greenberg Traurig law firm as our newest Associate member.
Bank of the West has named Andy Harmening Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking and Dan Beck Chief Financial Officer. In May, Thibault Fulconis was named Chief Operating Officer.
Frost Bank’s Dick Evans is set to retire in March. Philip Green, currently president of Frost, will succeed Evans.